The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 26 28 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing XML 9 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.94% 1.31% 6.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.68% 4.92% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £195 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £179 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £379 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
XML
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
71 61 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.20% 26.64% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 40
Average daily rate £350 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £259 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £388 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (76.19%) Web Services
3 15 (71.43%) IIS
3 15 (71.43%) .NET
4 14 (66.67%) HTML
4 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 12 (57.14%) C#
5 12 (57.14%) CSS
5 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET
6 11 (52.38%) SQL
7 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (47.62%) jQuery
8 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (42.86%) Ajax
9 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (38.10%) MVC
9 8 (38.10%) Scrum
9 8 (38.10%) Unit Testing
9 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
9 8 (38.10%) Oracle
10 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
10 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
10 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (33.33%) TDD
11 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 6 (28.57%) Linux
12 5 (23.81%) Windows
12 5 (23.81%) BizTalk Server

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (71.43%) IIS
2 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (23.81%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (14.29%) JBoss
5 3 (14.29%) Apache
5 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
6 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (9.52%) CMS400.NET
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
7 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) HTTP
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) Multicast
3 2 (9.52%) FCoE
3 2 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
3 2 (9.52%) NAS
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.76%) DB2
7 1 (4.76%) MySQL
7 1 (4.76%) MS Access
7 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
7 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
7 1 (4.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) Web Services
2 15 (71.43%) .NET
3 14 (66.67%) HTML
4 12 (57.14%) CSS
5 11 (52.38%) ASP.NET
6 10 (47.62%) jQuery
7 9 (42.86%) Ajax
8 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
9 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (23.81%) WPF
11 4 (19.05%) WCF
12 3 (14.29%) SOAP
12 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
12 3 (14.29%) REST
13 2 (9.52%) Spring
13 2 (9.52%) Rendezvous
13 2 (9.52%) Middleware
13 2 (9.52%) XSLT
14 1 (4.76%) MSMQ
14 1 (4.76%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.76%) Open Source
1 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.76%) Life Science
1 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Solaris
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) MVC
2 8 (38.10%) Scrum
2 8 (38.10%) Unit Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.52%) Benchmarking
7 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) AOP
7 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 12 (57.14%) C#
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.76%) XQuery
6 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.76%) XPath
6 1 (4.76%) XAML
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) KVM
1 2 (9.52%) Xen
1 2 (9.52%) SRDF
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.52%) NFS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) DataSynapse
4 2 (9.52%) Ektron
4 2 (9.52%) EMC
4 2 (9.52%) Intel
4 2 (9.52%) NetApp
4 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Sybase